References and Readings

  • Change from Within: International Overview of the Impact of Disabled Politicians and Disability Policy Bodies on Governance: Final Report of the International Disability Exchanges and Studies (IDEAS) Project for the New Millennium, 1999-2004; editors: Barbara Duncan, Rehabilitation International and Jennifer Geagan, World Institute on Disability, Oakland, CA; 2005; funded by the U.S. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Project#H133A990006.

    This multiple country study looks at the impact that politicians with disabilities are having around the globe. Their presence in either elected or appointed positions is affecting both policies towards persons with disabilities in their countries as well as impacting positively on the attitudes and understanding of their non-disabled political peers.

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    Zeitzer, Ilene. "Disabled Persons in Positions of Governance: An Analysis"

  • Dhir, A. (2004). Human rights treaty drafting through the lens of mental disability: The proposed international convention on protection and promotion of the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Cornell Law School LL.M. Paper Series, 2, 1-37.

    The paper explores whether, if established, the proposed International Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities will be an effective way to limit abuses of the rights of persons diagnosed with mental disabilities.

  • Fahrenhorst, R., & Kleiner, B. (2001). How to write non-discrimination policies effectively. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 21(8/9/10), 148-155.

    This article focuses primarily on writing non-discrimination policies effectively. It also touches slightly on how to implement these policies effectively within the workplace. In addition, suggestions are given about how to reduce employers' liability.

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